Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Ill., has received an online assassination threat, and the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police are looking into it, The Hill reports.
The perpetrator offered a reward of $75,000 for killing the congressman. The threat to Schilling came in the form of an email Tuesday night, according to his spokeswoman, Andrea Pivarunas.
The email read: "I will pay $75,000 for ASSASSINATING Illinois Congresswoman [sic] Bobby Schilling and any U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, and FBI, CIA, and NSA DIRECTORS and their FAMILY MEMBERS regardless of their age,” according to news reports.
“After receiving a very concerning email alert Tuesday evening, Rep. Schilling and his family are taking recommended precautions while the situation is investigated by relevant authorities,” Pivarunas wrote in an email to The Hill.
“He is grateful for the professionalism of local law enforcement in responding to this situation,” Pivarunas added.
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